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ČTK REPORTS ON THE FRIENDS' WORK IN MORAVIA

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April 2014 - ČTK REPORTS ON THE FRIENDS' WORK IN MORAVIA Uherčice, South Moravia, (ČTK) - The British group The Friends of Czech Heritage will provide some 900,000 crowns for the renewal of the first room of the dilapidated Uherčice château which the state plans to restore, the château's administrator Eva Stepánová said Tuesday. The Uherčice châtea...
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Czechbook - A sketchbook of some Historic Buildings of the Czech Republic by Stephen Harte and Barbara Peacock

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April 2014 - Czechbook - A sketchbook of some Historic Buildings of the Czech Republic by Stephen Harte and Barbara Peacock This charming booklet seeks to highlight the cultural richness of the Czech Republic through some of its great buildings. It features original watercolours and sketches by the artist Stephen Harte based on impressions recorded...
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Architectural historian Dr Irena Murray-Žantovská gave a lecture on the Strahov Monastery in Prague

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February 2014 - FRIENDS' LECTURE IN LONDON In the Czech Embassy, London, the architectural historian Dr Irena Murray-Žantovská gave a lecture on the Strahov Monastery in Prague, entitled 'The Building and the Book'. The hall was filled by an audience that included experts on painting and art history. Photos: anti-clockwise from left, Dr Murray...
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The Friends lecture 'From Sentiment to Science'

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November 2013 - The Friends held a lecture in the Czech Embassy, London. 'From Sentiment to Science  -  25 Years of Modern Conservation' was given by John Allan, a director of Avanti Architects and the leading expert in the UK on the conservation of modernist architecture. He spoke about many high-profile buildings including the...
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Summer 2013 - The Mauricovna phase 1 roof work

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Summer 2013 - An 18th Century Estate Cottage in the gardens of the Château of Červený Dvůr: The cottage is a ruin but with the help of our working holidays, volunteers have started to convert it to a post-therapy unit for the drug and alcohol treatment clinic situated in the château. This project is run with the kind assistance of MJP Architec...
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Moravian wines were the stars at the Czech Embassy on Tuesday

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October 2013 - Moravian wines were the stars of a packed wine tasting at the Czech Embassy on Tuesday, 15 October 2013. Naděžda Goryczková, the Director of the National Heritage Office (NPU) in Prague, attended the event. A respectable sum of money was raised towards the Friends' restoration fund and highly satisfied customersexpressed a wish to re...
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The Mauricovna in Červeny Dvůr, South Bohemia, has benefited from the generosity of the Hargreaves and Ball Trust

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August 2013 - The Mauricovna in Červeny Dvůr, South Bohemia, has benefited from the generosity of the Hargreaves and Ball Trust, which has already given extensive financial support to our other projects. We have now made a grant to cover the replacement of the roof. This is a huge step forward as it will not only prevent further deterioration of th...
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The Friends acknowledged by National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic

July 2013 - The Friends received the following mention on RSS feed of the National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic, Národní památkový ústav: 'The Friends of Czech Heritage...have an understanding for our heritage and have supported it in an especially valuable way - financially, technically, morally and in a way that transcends nationality...
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The Friends have accepted an award from The Enhancement of Znojmo Association

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July 2013 - The Friends have accepted an award from The Enhancement of Znojmo Association. The association award ceremony this year was held in the vestibule of the House of the Arts in Lower (Masaryk) Square in Znojmo. The award was presented by Jiří Ludvík, a member of the association and director of Znojmo Music Festival, in appreciati...
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Summer 2013 - working holidays

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Summer 2013 - The Friends' two weeks of working holidays, based in the grounds of the Château of Červený dvůr in South Bohemia, took place in June. As you can see, it's not all work, with visits to local cultural highlights such as UNESCO-listed Český Krumlov, not forgetting a glass or two of wonderful Czech beer. Why not join us? Expressions of in...
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